Sliver is a powerful tool for soundscape and sonic texture creation.
Working beautifully with any audio content... melodic, rhythmic, noise, or otherwise, Sliver is well suited for a broad range of project types including:
Sound Design / Sound Effects
Unique Sonic Textures
Cinematic Sound Elements
Creating a playable instrument from any sound.
The core of Sliver is the 4 real-time resizable clips (slivers) that can be moved around the waveform. Each sliver has it’s own channel with independent volume, pan, filter, and sliver size. These controls can be set in motion with Sliver's automation engine. Sliver uses a real-time automation system to movement in your textures. This system also allows for override to be able to shape the ongoing captured performance. The filters and size windows are controlled by XY pads, giving Sliver a natural playability, creating a new type of instrument.
Touching along the waveform places, moves, and sizes the slivers, allowing you to intuitively scrub the waveform with a variable loop size.
A chain of effects assigned to XY Control pads allows you to shape and mangle the sounds produced by the slivers.
You can Automate every control.
Sliver uses Apples UIKit Dynamics to create physics on the XY Pads, allowing customized settings for the controls to shape the sound randomly with physics.
Sliver supports Audiobus, sitting in an input slot.
You can import samples via AudioShare import or Audiocopy.
You can resample, record your own samples via the Mic, or do both at once.
This app uses Background Audio and Records from the Mic. You will see a red bar when placing the app in the background.
Sliver supports MIDI learn and is fully controllable from Virtual, Network, and MIDI hardware.
Make some noises, mangle some sounds, create your own soundscape.
4 Real-time Manipulation Slivers
4 Independent Audio Channels
Full Automation Control
Apple UIKit Dynamics Physics Controls
8 X/Y Pad control
Low Pass Filter
Temp Sync'ed Delay
Realtime Pitch-shifting without effecting Time Domain (TimeStretch)
Email Import/Export (Sounds and Presets)
Playable Virtual Keyboard
MIDI (Virtual, Network, or Hardware)
40+ Factory Samples
60 Factory Presets
MIDI ADSR uses an envelope on audio that Sliver is generating. This envelope is triggered by receiving MIDI note on information.
MIDI ADSR is now off by default when opening Sliver.
When you turn MIDI ADSR on it will display a status message while on.
This change is to avoid confusion while MIDI ADSR is on and not receiving MIDI data, it appears that Sliver does not produce audio.
Ratings and Reviews
Textural and interesting.
Sliver is essential for those involved with any sort of ambient/drift/drone/minimal experimental recording. The use of assignable incremental sections is brilliant and yields some very interesting results. The apps functionality is great. I've been using Sliver heavily and have experienced very few problems, if any. Takes a bit of exploring to unlock its full potential which is fun. Love how it works with audiobus and IAA straight into audio share which is a nice feature.
I would like to see an update featuring mutable and/or assignable effects parameters (being able to alter the pitch bend range for more subtlety), and longer sample time for more variety. Would love to speak with the developer if I could!
All in all a fantastic app that should really be getting more attention! Highly recommended
This is a super cool idea with a lot of potential. As I am a major fan of Glitchbreaks too and have gifted it to a couple good friends (who were blown away BTW), Sliver is just plain sweet! It's cheap too! This app is a lot of different concepts put together that can produce some great music, noise, musical noise or broccoli salad, er I mean noisy music! Thanks Alex you rock! Additionaly: Any questions or support issues I've EVER had, I got nearly an immediate response to. Gonna get back to it. Thank you Palmsounds dot net for the news of it even though you don't like me anymore because I'm a yank I still read your blog.
This app definitely belongs in the "weird and wonderful" category. It will require you to really sit down and suss out all the wonderful features to truly appreciate it. That being said, you can bring in a sound and absolutely go crazy with it right out of the gate.
Great developer as well, who has dedicated much time and effort into this app. This one will remain a winner for a long time.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.